CLEVELAND, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation today reported first-quarter net income for the period ended September 30, 2000 of $125 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, on record first-quarter sales of $1.48 billion. Last year, the company earned $73.6 million, or 67 cents per diluted share, on sales of $1.24 billion. The current period's results include the net effect of a one-time gain on the sale of real estate and certain asset write-downs. Excluding these items, the company increased earnings by 31 percent, to 84 cents per diluted share, on a sales increase of 19 percent.
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Recent acquisitions, including Commercial Intertech, Gresen and Wynn's International, contributed much of the sales increase, while the company also noted continuing strength in the semiconductor, telecommunications and filtration markets.
Profits were up substantially in all of the company's business segments, led by a 131-percent jump in operating income and a 7.8-percent return on sales in the International Industrial business. The international results reflect particular strength in the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America, and also improving margins in Europe, which were tempered somewhat by the results of recent acquisitions. Without these acquisitions, the International Industrial segment achieved a 9.2-percent return on sales. Last year's international margins were 6.8 percent without non-recurring items.
Operating income in the North American Industrial segment was 25-percent higher, primarily reflecting recent acquisitions, while Parker Aerospace posted a 26-percent increase on a two-percent decline in sales, with continued strength in the regional jet market and aftermarket business. Without last year's non-recurring items in Aerospace, margins increased 12 percent.
"It was another great quarter, across the board," said Chairman and CEO Duane Collins. "We're especially encouraged to see some positive results from the steps we took last year to improve our profitability in Europe, because we've been working on this for a couple of years now, and the business climate isn't making it easy. Despite choppy demand, a weaker Euro and the need to integrate operations we acquired there, the margins in our European business are moving in the right direction. And we're not done yet." Collins said the net amount of charges the company expects to record in operating alignments during succeeding quarters will largely offset the first-quarter gain realized on the sale of California real estate, which amounted to 30 cents per share. He added that teams have been identified to lead operating improvements designed to further enhance margins, with the aim of accelerating lean manufacturing initiatives on a global basis; integrating acquisitions; and improving logistics in Europe.
"We have the financial and operational capacity to be the pacesetter in our industry," said Collins. "The acquisitions we've made in the past year are meeting and exceeding our expectations, and with the opportunities we have this year to further improve our returns, we are in an excellent position to achieve the accelerated growth objectives we've set for the near term."
With annual sales of $6 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 45,000 people in 46 countries around the world. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com , or its investor information site at www.phstock.com .
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Forward-looking statements contained in this and other written and oral reports are made based on known events and circumstances at the time of release, and as such, are subject in the future to unforeseen uncertainties and risks. All statements regarding future performance, events or developments are forward-looking statements. It is possible that the company's future performance may differ materially from current expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements, due to a variety of factors such as changes in: business relationships with and purchases by or from major customers or suppliers; competitive market conditions and resulting effects on sales and pricing; increases in raw-material costs which cannot be recovered in product pricing; and global economic factors, including currency exchange rates and difficulties entering new markets.
PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION - SEPTEMBER 30, 2000 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME (Unaudited) Three Months Ended September 30, (Dollars in thousands except per share amounts) 2000 1999 Net sales $1,477,366 $ 1,242,293 Cost of sales 1,151,264 976,621 Gross profit 326,102 265,672 Selling, general and administrative expenses 162,441 138,148 Income from operations 163,661 127,524 Other income (deductions): Interest expense (21,168) (14,543) Interest and other income (expense), net 51,377 (624) Total 30,209 (15,167) Income before income taxes 193,870 112,357 Income taxes 68,824 38,763 Net income $125,046 $73,594 Earnings per share: Basic earnings per share $1.10 $.67 Diluted earnings per share $1.09 $.67 Average shares outstanding during period - Basic 113,929,685 109,069,288 Average shares outstanding during period - Diluted 114,561,981 110,094,722 Cash dividends per common share $.17 $.17 BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION BY INDUSTRY (Unaudited) Three Months Ended September 30, (Dollars in thousands) 2000 1999 Net sales Industrial: North America $876,250 $667,669 International 330,728 298,463 Aerospace 270,388 276,161 Total $1,477,366 $1,242,293 Segment operating income Industrial: North America $117,191 $93,683 International 25,877 11,212 Aerospace 44,276 35,048 Total segment operating income 187,344 139,943 Corporate general and administrative expenses 17,384 14,113 Income from operations before interest expense and other 169,960 125,830 Interest expense 21,168 14,543 Other (45,078) (1,070) Income before income taxes $193,870 $112,357 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (Unaudited September 30,
(Dollars in thousands) 2000 1999 Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $55,190 $64,421 Accounts receivable, net 953,904 739,682 Inventories 1,027,213 920,843 Prepaid expenses 34,741 21,141 Deferred income taxes 86,754 65,907 Assets held for sale 241,667 - Total current assets 2,399,469 1,811,994 Plant and equipment, net 1,435,642 1,207,012 Other assets 1,494,615 751,356 Total assets $5,329,726 $3,770,362 Liabilities and shareholders' equity Current liabilities: Notes payable $596,109 $59,462 Accounts payable 360,787 288,521 Accrued liabilities 419,789 308,951 Accrued domestic and foreign taxes 109,832 84,159 Total current liabilities 1,486,517 741,093 Long-term debt 953,434 717,599 Pensions and other postretirement benefits 303,909 280,101 Deferred income taxes 111,401 32,813 Other liabilities 80,295 68,582 Shareholders' equity 2,394,170 1,930,174 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $5,329,726 $3,770,362 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) Three Months Ended September 30, (Dollars in thousands) 2000 1999 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $125,046 $73,594 Depreciation and amortization 67,432 53,203 Net change in receivables, inventories, and trade payables (124,443) (19,438) Net change in other assets and liabilities (12,921) 16,542 Other, net (35,150) (6,115) Net cash provided by operating activities 19,964 117,786 Cash flows from investing activities: Acquisitions (less cash acquired of $5,240 in 2000) (485,923) (3,007) Capital expenditures (66,083) (50,124) Other, net 71,958 (11,980) Net cash used in investing activities (480,048) (65,111) Cash flows from financing activities: Net proceeds from common share activity 1,725 1,871 Net proceeds from (payments for) debt 466,007 (3,526) Dividends (19,361) (18,521) Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 448,371 (20,176) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (1,557) (1,355) Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (13,270) 31,144 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 68,460 33,277 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $55,190 $64,421
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